Someone Bought This: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake foam scissors

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Brutus The Barber Beefcake foam scissors

These Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake foam hedge clippers erm.. I mean “scissors” were sold at WWF live events in the early 1990′s.

Mostly, I just remember being disappointed that you couldn’t open and close them, so all you could do was wave them around like some kind of crazed eccentric gardener.

UPDATE- The son of the man who designed these says in a comment below that they did in fact open and close like real hedge clippers; so either I’m misremembering (most likely) or what I saw at a WWF house show was a later revision that didn’t move.

The image used above is courtesy of RadWrestling.com’s Foam Finger section (check out all the fantastic images of classic WWF/WCW Foam Fingers there along with lots of other cool classic wrestling merchandise!).

Did anyone Crappers have these foam scissors? Let us know in the comments section below!

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16 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake foam scissors"
  1. John says:

    Considering how stupid someone would have to be for ever…everrrrrrrrrrrrr being a Beefcake fan you’d have to make any gimmick safe for their grubby paws to play with. For any 80′s slasher movie fan remember The Burning and how much fun it would have been if Brutus was on the boat and met up with the killer’s clippers.

    • theOneManChainGang says:

      Brutus “the Barber” Beefcake teaming up with George Costanza?!
      Can you imagine the amount of money they would draw?

    • 80's Guy says:

      To be fair, the Dream Team was decent back in the day, and the Barber gimmick was pretty damn fun. I enjoyed it as a kid and think Beefcake gets too much slack for being Hogan’s buddy and the Disciple debacle. There was a bright spot early on, before becoming the “man of a thousand gimmicks”.

  2. Dave says:

    I never understood why anyone thought Beefcake was a draw. (Well, I do, he was buddies with Hogan) But when I go back and watch old Superstars episodes, I swear, he’s on at the very least every other episode, if not every one. So I’m sure there were quite a few young marks who ate this up.

    • Greg says:

      I remember the crowds popping HUGE for Beefcake back in his heyday. Hell, I liked him, too. He had a pretty unique gimmick overall, and he certainly wasn’t the worst worker in the world. Only later would I find out about his toadying to Hogan, but he was still a pretty solid mid-carder in the WWE cartoon era.

      • cavalier says:

        You may have hit the nail on the head. He was a solid mid-carder but was pushed beyond his ability.

  3. Stunt Granny says:

    When I was younger, I found the antics of The Barber to be quite amusing.

  4. Nolo King says:

    I much preferred him as the Booty Man, lawls!

  5. drsmooth says:

    My parents bought me some real hedge clippers. Not only were they cheaper than the foam ones but they were useful too! I still have them today.

  6. john says:

    My dad created and designed this toy for the wwf.

    For the record, they opened and closed.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Interesting. The ones I remember seeing at a WWF house show in the early 90′s didn’t.

      • John says:

        Odd…here they are ay my house in original packaging.

        https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7992701/wwf.jpg

        • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

          Cool! Okay, I’m either misremembering and wrong (likely!), or they re-designed them later to not move. Thanks for sharing the picture!

          • John says:

            Interesting…well we signed the deal with the WFF very shortly before Brutus had his accident. They sold 5,000 in an arena he wasn’t even wrestling at. We were counting our money! lol.

            Once he got hurt, he never wrestled again…yes he came back briefly, but it wasn’t enough.

            Shame. But makes a great story! :D

            Glad to see some people still have/remember them.

            John

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